Jens Ravn Eriksen is a consultant in the Surgical Department of Zealand University Hospital and director of the colorectal section. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair, and subsequently focused on colorectal cancer surgery. Today he and his team masters open, laparoscopic, robotic and transanal surgical approaches in colorectal cancer surgery, with more than 95% of all procedures performed with a minimally invasive technique. Special experience and interest in his team includes organ-preserving procedures with TEM/TEO, combined endo-laparoscopic surgery (CELS), 2-team TaTME, lateral pelvic lymph node dissection, and ultra-low sphincter-saving coloanal anastomoses in rectal cancer. In 2016, he and his team started a prehabilitation program for fragile patients with curable colorectal cancer, including anemia correction with intravenous iron, dietary counselling and physical training.
His clinical and research interests include optimization of minimal invasive surgical techniques including robotic surgery with transanal approach and lateral pelvic lymph node dissection, ERAS and prehabilitation programs.
2019- Chief surgeon of colorectal surgery, Zealand University Hospital, Koege, Denamrk
2014-2019 Consultant surgeon, Department of surgery, colorectal section, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde, Denamrk
2012-2014 Consultant surgeon, Department of Surgery, Herlev University Hospital
2012-2014 Associate professor in Surgery, Copenhagen University
2010-2012 Attending surgeon, Department of Surgery, Herlev University Hospital
2003-2010 Residency on different surgical departments in Glostrup, Gentofte, Herlev and Slagelse
2001-2002 Internship in Storstrøms county (turnus)
2012 Board certification in colorectal surgery
2011 Certification Da Vinci robotic surgery, IRCAD, Strasbourg
2011 Ph.d.-grade, Copenhagen University, Denmark
2010 Specialist in Surgery
2001 M.D, University of Southern Denmark (Odense)
Surgical treatment of colorectal cancer, optimizing minimally invasive surgical techniques, robotic surgery, ERAS and Prehabilitation.
LAST UPDATE: MAR 2020